For many, walking across the stage in your cap and gown to receive your diploma is an "I made it" type of accomplishment. It's a celebration of all the hard work you've put in, and naturally, people want to experience this important day with their family and friends.
Sadly, there are those who can't revel in these special moments with their loved ones because they are on the other side of the US-Mexico border.
Since sharing his touching moment with his mother, Marin has received hundreds of comments expressing sadness over the situation.
His post has 17,000 reactions and nearly 20,000 shares.
Marin has also received almost 1,000 comments — and some of them have been controversial; one person wrote, "Come in the country the right way and you'll have no problem."
The mixed reactions might be because of his #ImpeachTrump and #StopDeportations hashtags. Although deportations occurred pre-Trump, Trump has widened the deportation criteria, which increases the range of people who can be prioritized for deportation.
Unfortunately, Marin isn't the only person who's had to take it upon themselves to make sure their family is included in these momentous occasions.
Just last month, another high school graduate recreated her graduation photos with her deported mom in Mexico.
No matter the distance, we know that these mothers are SO PROUD of their children.